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'Islamic State' extremists murder second US reporter

54 min 57 sec ago
Washington (AFP) - "Islamic State" jihadists have murdered a second American reporter, releasing another video Tuesday showing a masked militant with a British accent cutting the throat of a US captive. In the latest footage, the 31-year-old reporter Steven Sotloff calmly addresses the camera to say he is a victim of President Barack Obama's decision to press on with air strikes in Iraq against ...

Historic WA Supreme Court session to tackle education funding

1 hour 33 min ago
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Supreme Court is poised to decide whether to hold the State Legislature in contempt for not fully funding basic education. Tomorrow the Court will hold an unprecedented session to hear from state lawmakers about their failure to craft a plan by last April, the Court’s deadline. Back in 2012 the […]

Washington State man dies while rock-climbing in the Okanagan

2 hours 6 min ago
Thirty-one-year-old Stas Eric Gray of Seattle was killed while climbing with friends on Skaha Bluffs, south of Penticton, on Saturday. The BC Coroners' Service says despite the best efforts of fellow climbers and emergency personnel, Gray died at the scene.

Rodeo Wrangler breakfast to kick off opening day of Fair

3 hours 49 min ago
For the third straight year the Washington State Fair Rodeo Wranglers will bring their $2 breakfast to Puyallup on opening day of the Washington State Fair. Click to Continue »

College Football Rankings 2014, Week 1: Full polls

8 hours 52 min ago
Florida State remains on top with Washington sliding out of the top 25.

Breastaurants: Bikini-Clad Baristas Sold More Than Just Coffee at Washington Cafe

9 hours 42 min ago
A Washington state cafe owner has been caught with her pants down: Carmela Panico — the owner of Java Juggs Espresso — has been charged with promoting prostitution and money laundering. According to Komo News, Panico was the "ringleader...

Police: State Trooper, Woodbury Officer Shot at Knife-Wielding Suspect After Car Chase in Washington

12 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON >> State police say a car theft suspect wounded himself with a knife after being shot at by a trooper and Woodbury officer during a chase.

Education of Washington's students should come before corporate welfare

14 hours 23 min ago
Guest Opinion: Wednesday's hearing before the state Supreme Court could be an opportunity to get our state's act together on education.

Washington State University Vancouver set to fete 25th

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:36
Washington State University Vancouver celebrates its 25th anniversary Saturday with tours, music, art and more.

Pac-12 Power Rankings Week 1: USC takes the early lead

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:09
The Pac-12 went 10-2 in the first week of the season, but a closer examination shows that it was a fairly ugly 10-2. Washington State fell to a mediocre Rutgers team in a de facto home game, Colorado lost to rival Colorado State by two touchdowns, and UCLA's offense looked inept at Virginia. USC, which had to deal with multiple distractions throughout the week, hung 52 points on Fresno State.

Washington turns to Miles at QB for Week 2

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:55
After a lackluster offensive showing in its opener, No. 25 Washington will have a different quarterback for coach Chris Petersen's home debut. Cyler Miles gets the start against Eastern Washington, Petersen announced on Monday. The sophomore replaces Jeff Lindquist, who struggled to move the offense for most of Washington's 17-16 win at Hawaii. He made a spot start against Oregon State a year ...

Law enforcement part of debate over gun measures - Mon, 01 Sep 2014 PST

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:11
OLYMPIA — Whether or not Washington state should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not ...

As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:15
By Isabel Coles and Peter Apps BAQIRTA Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to fix a typo in the third paragraph, "involving", to make it "evolving") After their lightning takeover in June, flag-waving Islamic State militants paraded through the captured Iraqi city of Mosul in looted U.S.-built Humvees, armored cars and pickup trucks mounted with heavy machine guns.     Today ...

Law enforcement part of debate over gun measures

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 23:55
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Whether or not Washington state should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not weigh in at all on two competing measures on the November ballot. Initiative 594 is seeking ...

Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:23
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.

Trial for Pennsylvania State Senator Leanna Washington could be rescheduled for fall

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:49
A Montgomery County judge said Aug. 21 the political corruption trial against State Senator LeAnna Washington could be scheduled for late October or early November pending a ruling on a change of venue motion.

Lawmakers: Islamic State group wants to hit US

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:09
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, two U.S. lawmakers are warning.

Team Report - WASHINGTON STATE

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:33
USC has plenty of fun in opener

As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:32
By Isabel Coles and Peter Apps BAQIRTA Iraq/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After their lightning takeover in June, flag-waving Islamic State militants paraded through the captured Iraqi city of Mosul in looted U.S.-built Humvees, armored cars and pickup trucks mounted with heavy machine guns. Today, many have ditched military-type vehicles that could make them easy targets of U.S. It is unclear how the ...

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.